What is The Wild Atlantic Way?

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Stretching Ireland’s western seaboard, the Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined coastal touring route in the world. Over 2,500km in length, spanning Ireland’s western counties, the route takes in some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever see.

The Wild Atlantic Way is not a destination but a journey. Here, you’ll discover warmth in its vibrant people and a gentle embrace from its wild continuous landscapes as you meander along its vast colourful coastline and through many traditional quaint Irish towns and villages.

Discover a land where the roaring Atlantic crashes against the majestic Skellig Michael, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or explore the largest karst landscape in the world, The Burren.

Enriched in folklore and bursting with song The Wild Atlantic Way is alive with literature and stories. It has inspired for centuries many a saint and scholar in search of something different and something new. Everyone from WB Yeats to John Lennon and now even you.

Imagine you are there, with the wild Atlantic gently guiding you through a land where you experience every element, share every smile and most of all, feel the sense of adventure it leaves within you. Where else would the rolling landscape and Gaelic spirit inspire the dreamers and the Atlantic Ocean call the world’s greatest surfers? Where else would actor Sean Connery, Hollywood legend Maureen O’Hara, and poet Seamus Heaney escape from it all?

The Wild Atlantic Way, that’s where.